L4MS offers manufacturers and logistics companies new technology to completely digitalize intrafactory logistics with Industrial IoT platform OPIL (Open Platform for Innovations in Logistics) together with 3D simulation tool (Visual Components®). Connecting factory equipment to one IoT platform and testing the logistics process virtually enables cost-effective deployment of configurable human-robot logistics solutions.
OPIL provides ready connectivity with equipment for optimal material handling on factory floor. These include (but not limited to) mobile robots, AGVs, forklifts, workers and sensors, as well as IT infrastructure of the factory such as various warehouse management and ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems. By using OPIL and 3D factory simulation, the selected Application Experiments aim to demonstrate how these tools can turn the innovation processes faster and simpler.
Benefits of OPIL?
Manufacturing SMEs & Mid Caps? OPIL is especially interesting for companies dealing with demand fluctuations and changes in product configurations. OPIL reduces set-up times for implementing new logistics tasks as well as for coping with changes in layout of the manufacturing floor. Read more about OPIL Frequently Asked Questions
System Integrators? OPIL allows integration of hardware and software products from different vendors and providers to obtain full interoperability among the different systems.
Technology and Automated Guided Vehicle (AVG) suppliers OPIL enables product (e.g. AGVs, mobile robots) and components (e.g. track-and-trace systems) development that are cost‐effective and interoperable with other suppliers’ products.
OPIL documentation readthedocs.io: https://opil-documentation.readthedocs.io
OPIL on Docker Hub: https://hub.docker.com/u/l4ms
How to implement OPIL in Open Call proposal?
OPIL is one of the core elements of L4MS. To apply to the L4MS Open Call, the applicants have to demonstrate, through an industrial Application Experiment, how OPIL + 3D simulation would reduce installation time and costs of mobile robots, compared to already available solutions on the market. The Applicants should use the technology as their basic resource and contribute – whenever possible - to further OPIL development and its new functionalities.
L4MS Open Call 2018 winners: Why we applied & what's interesting about OPIL?
We talked with six teams in Tallinn about why they applied to Open Call and what they think of OPIL!
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